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Opening Tonight on Broadway: ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Starring Denzel Washington

The latest staging of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play A Raisin in the Sun officially opens tonight on Broadway, starring Denzel Washington.

Sophie Okonedo and Denzel Washington in 'A Raisin in the Sun' (Photo: Bridgette Lacombe)

Sophie Okonedo and Denzel Washington in ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ (Photo: Bridgette Lacombe)

A Raisin in the Sun takes place on the South Side of Chicago and follows multiple generations of the Younger family as they struggle with their personal versions of the American Dream. The play made history in 1959 for being the first Broadway play written by an African-American woman. Washington stars as Walter Lee Younger, and the cast also includes Latanya Richardson Jackson as mother Lena Younger, Sophie Okonedo as Walter’s wife and Anika Noni Rose as his sister. This marks the third time the play has been on Broadway. The 1959 Broadway production starred Sydney Poitier as Walter, for which the actor won the Tony for Best Actor in a Play. Sean Combs portrayed Walter in the 2004 revival.

A Raisin in the Sun opens tonight at the Barrymore Theatre at 243 W 47th St.

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